This book is for decision makers and experts who wish to learn about climate change and cities around the world, impacts on urban transportation, water, energy, and health, and the design of effective adaptation and mitigation programs. Practical examples show how developed and developing cities are responding to this global challenge.
Forewords Anne Hidalgo, Eduardo Paes, James Nxumalo and Joan Clos; Preface; Summary for city leaders; Introduction: 1. Pathways to urban transformation; 2. Urban climate science; 3. Disasters and risk in cities; Part I. Cross-Cutting Themes: 4 Integrating mitigation and adaptation: opportunities and challenges; 5. Urban planning and design; 6. Equity, environmental justice, and urban climate change; 7. Economics, finance, and the private sector; Part II. Urban Ecosystems and Human Services: 8. Urban ecosystems and biodiversity; 9. Coastal zones in urban areas; 10. Urban health; 11. Housing and informal settlements; Part III. Urban Infrastructure Systems: 12. Energy transformation in cities; 13. Urban transportation; 14. Urban water systems; 15. Urban solid waste management; Part IV. Governance and Urban Futures: 16. Governance and policy.